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Post by Dreamy on April 10th 2012, 1:14 am

I was adding a widget with music and now I can't access forum to login. Not sure why. I see just part of the forum. No topics or admin panel anymore.

I am both an administrator and a member.

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Post by Jophy on April 10th 2012, 1:20 am

Hello,

If you have lost your founder's password, please take a look at this topic to regain access to your admin panel Wink
http://help.forumotion.com/t93821-lost-founder-s-password

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Post by Dreamy on April 10th 2012, 1:32 am

@Jophy wrote:Hello,

If you have lost your founder's password, please take a look at this topic to regain access to your admin panel Wink
http://help.forumotion.com/t93821-lost-founder-s-password

No I am also the founder but my problem is that if you follow that link I have lost access to login. The login option is gone. It happened right after I added a widget to the forum. All the topics vanished. Now there is no way for me to login to access my forum or the admin panel.

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Post by Jophy on April 10th 2012, 1:39 am

Hello,

You can still access your admin panel through the utilities:
http://www.forumotion.com/en/utils/

And remove the widget you recently added that might be causing the problem.

But if you don't have access or you have lost your password, you'll need to see this topic:
http://help.forumotion.com/t93821-lost-founder-s-password

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Post by Dreamy on April 10th 2012, 1:42 am

@Jophy wrote:Hello,

You can still access your admin panel through the utilities:
http://www.forumotion.com/en/utils/

And remove the widget you recently added that might be causing the problem.

But if you don't have access or you have lost your password, you'll need to see this topic:
http://help.forumotion.com/t93821-lost-founder-s-password

Thanks but that requires me to access as a founder. I am trying to access as a forum administrator. I forget my founder password and will have to follow the steps to get it again but in the meantime I was simply trying to access as a forum admin not as a founder. I use admin to access as a founder and Dreamy as an admin.

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Post by Jophy on April 10th 2012, 1:45 am

Since you can't see the admin panel as you stated above, the only way to get through the admin panel is through the utilities which requires founder account information/password. Since you have lost your founder password, you will need to request for a new one by the link I provided above. Wink

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Post by Dreamy on April 10th 2012, 1:49 am

@Jophy wrote:Since you can't see the admin panel as you stated above, the only way to get through the admin panel is through the utilities which requires founder account information/password. Since you have lost your founder password, you will need to request for a new one by the link I provided above. Wink

Okay, I have sent the required information by PM. Thanks in advance for your help.

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Post by Jophy on April 10th 2012, 1:55 am

Password sent. If you still need help or if the problem is solved, let us know Wink Thanks.

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Post by Dreamy on April 10th 2012, 1:57 am

Thank you Jophy, I received the email with the new password but now I get this message when I go here to login as the founder:

You can still access your admin panel through the utilities:
http://www.forumotion.com/en/utils/



The maximum number of 20 login attempts has been exceeded. You are not allowed to login for the next 360 minutes.

I did not make 20 attempts. ???

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Post by Jophy on April 10th 2012, 2:03 am

I'm not exactly sure why this message appears, do you have others that have access to your founder account? When is the last time you logged in with your founder account?

In this case you will have to wait for 6 hours to log in.

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Post by Leviosa on April 10th 2012, 12:09 pm

Hello Hello

Do you still have the issue after the requested wait time ?

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Post by Dreamy on April 10th 2012, 2:05 pm

Leeloo wrote:Hello Hello

Do you still have the issue after the requested wait time ?

Hi.

Yes I do. Just tried and I am getting the same message.

The maximum number of 20 login attempts has been exceeded. You are not allowed to login for the next 360 minutes.

ETA: I just tried on a new computer to access board as a member as I was still logged in at this computer and did access admin panel. I did remove and delete problematic widget.

I am not sure however if I can access board as founder using new password.

ETA: Just tried and accessed computer using regular login and admin and new password. I will change password now.

I am curious could others, not board members, have tried to access my board trying to use admin and bad PWs and caused the problem? Couldn't that happen with any board? A person or persons trying to be troublesome perhap? All one needs to do is go to login or the founder panel to do such. Seems like a potential flaw in the system maybe.

Anyhow, thank you Jophy for your assistance. Much appreciated!

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Solved Re: Administrator and member-Lost access to my forum

Post by Jophy on April 11th 2012, 1:39 am

Hello again!

There was an update sometime in the past about the systems flaw, and whoever tries to log in with the founder account or any other accounts using wrong passwords or just trying to hack the forum will be blocked on his IP address, not the real founder who uses the founder account. I guess this was just a temporary problem on our utilities page(as we received several complaints about this) which I forwarded to our pro admin and she's currently looking into it.

And no problem, glad to help Very Happy Can we consider this as solved now?

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Solved Re: Administrator and member-Lost access to my forum

Post by grumbleweed on April 13th 2012, 3:00 pm

Hello Jophy, can you help me please. I too have lost my Admin password. Been trying to connect for 3 hours and now totally lost. I found forum utilities but can get no further. I'm no expert so please be kind to me.

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Solved Re: Administrator and member-Lost access to my forum

Post by Darkel on April 13th 2012, 3:26 pm

@grumbleweed wrote:Hello Jophy, can you help me please. I too have lost my Admin password. Been trying to connect for 3 hours and now totally lost. I found forum utilities but can get no further. I'm no expert so please be kind to me.
Hello grumbleweed,

If you lost your password please follow this link: http://help.forumotion.com/t93821-lost-founder-s-password

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Post by grumbleweed on April 13th 2012, 3:52 pm

Thank you for your prompt reply Raizen but I have already been to that link and I have tried without success. Is there another way to re set my password ?

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Post by Darkel on April 13th 2012, 4:00 pm

@grumbleweed wrote:Thank you for your prompt reply Raizen but I have already been to that link and I have tried without success. Is there another way to re set my password ?
Well i think that is the only way you can request a password reset.. Sorry Sad

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Solved Re: Administrator and member-Lost access to my forum

Post by Jophy on April 13th 2012, 4:08 pm

Hello,

When you have founder password issues, please check this thread:
http://help.forumotion.com/t93821-lost-founder-s-password

Next time please create your own thread instead. Thanks!

This thread is now considered solved and locked.

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